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Paeonia ‘Laura Dessert’

Herbaceous peony

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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Plant does flower in July

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Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Paeonia 'Laura Dessert'
  • Common name: Herbaceous peony
  • Family: Paeoniaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

Herbaceous peonies are a popular choice for providing colour and drama to ornamental borders in late spring and early summer. They bear large, often double flowers in whites, pinks, reds and yellows, and return year after year.

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Unlike tree peonies, herbaceous peonies die back to ground level in winter. They thrive in a well-drained, neutral soil, in full sun.

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The delicately scented flowers of Paeonia ‘Laura Dessert’ have creamy white outer petals with a pink flush, and small, bright yellow inner petals. It makes an excellent cut flower. For best results, deadhead ‘Laura Dessert’ after flowering and mulch around the base of the plant annually, with well-rotted compost or manure.

How to grow Paeonia 'Laura Dessert'

  • Plant size

    90cm height

    75cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do not Take cuttings in March

Do not Take cuttings in April

Do not Take cuttings in May

Do Take cuttings in June

Do Take cuttings in July

Do not Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Paeonia 'Laura Dessert' and wildlife

Paeonia 'Laura Dessert' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Paeonia 'Laura Dessert' poisonous?

Paeonia 'Laura Dessert' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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